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MS 3941 Materials assembled by Hewitt for preparation of articles in Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 30 and for replies to inquires from the public

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Correspondent:
Bogaskie, F.  Search this
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Creator:
MacKinley, W. E. W., Captain  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology -- Bulletin 30  Search this
Society of American Indians  Search this
Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807  Search this
Old Smoke  Search this
Sayenqueraghta  Search this
Scott, Hugh Lenox, 1853-1934  Search this
Williams, Eleazer  Search this
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Adirondack  Search this
Niitsitapii (Blackfoot/Blackfeet)  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Black Mincqua  Search this
Leni Lenape  Search this
Pekwanoket  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Huron  Search this
Iroquois -- Mohawk  Search this
Maya  Search this
Algonquin (Algonkin)  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Delaware Indians  Search this
Sauk Indians  Search this
Iroquois -- Onondaga  Search this
Iroquois -- Tuscarora  Search this
Erie Indians  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Susquehanna Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Wyandot Indians  Search this
Onondaga Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Kainah Indians  Search this
Tuscarora Indians  Search this
Sihasapa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Mohawk Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Calendars
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Adirondack tribe (St Lawrence River) Old Manuscript Number 3553. Adoption Old Manuscript Number 4007. Refers to Algonquian method of counting -only; see Haas note 2/18/72; Old Manuscript Number 3864. "Alligewi"; Animism Old Manuscript Number 3867 and 2842-c, box 6. Blood Indians, origin of name; Brant, Joseph Old Manuscript Number 3874. Chippewa, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3646. Chiefs, function and significance of Old Manuscript Number 2842-c, box 6. Delaware tribe, New Jersey area claimed by Old Manuscript Number 3866. Detroit River, tribes near; Ekaentoton Island-- see Ste. Marie Island Environment (Bulletin 30 draft by O. T. Mason) Old Manuscript Number 4007. Erie, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3646. Erie and Black Mincqua tribes Old Manuscript Number 3586. [Eskimo] Arctic tribes, leaving elderly and sick people to die Old Manuscript Number 3668. Family, Bulletin 30 draft and notes Old Manuscript Number 4011 and 2842-c, box 6. Grand River (Tinaatoua), name of; Hebrew calendar; Hewitt, list of Bulletin 30 articles by Old Manuscript Number 4066. Hoboken, origin of name; Iroquois, "On the Northern and Eastern Territorial Limits of the Iroquoian people, in the 16th Century," and Algonquian tribes, at Chaleur Bay. Iroquois at Gulf of St Lawrence and Bay of Gaspe Old Manuscript Number 3625.
Iroquois, location of Six Nations tribes reservations Old Manuscript Number 3763. Iroquois false face; Iroquois preparation of corn ("as food") Old Manuscript Number 4009. Iroquoian early dress Old Manuscript Number 3660. Iroquoian "Gachoi" tribe, identity of (Correspondence with F. Bogaskie.) Old Manuscript Number 3816. Iroquoian moon names and concept of time; Iroquoian social organization, and place name-name origins; "Man," Iroquoian term for Old Manuscript Number 3781. Iroquoian towns Old Manuscript Number 4006. Kentucky, meaning of the word; Kentucky, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3840. Lenni Lenape, meaning of the word; Logstown-- see Shenango Old Manuscript Number 3773. Lost Ten Tribes as American Indians Old Manuscript Number 3670. Mayan linguistic family and other Mayan linguistic notes including Quiche and Tepehuanan notes Old Manuscript Number 3473. Mexico: idols, sacrifices, etc. Old Manuscript Number 3807. Mexico: Indian languages. Letter from Captain W.E.W. MacKinley Old Manuscript Number 3778. Missouri, Indian village, location of Old Manuscript Number 3944. Mohawk land near Lake Champlain; Mohawk grammar; Montour family, notes for Bulletin 30 Old Manuscript Number 3812. Muskhogean social organization. Letter from J. J. Harrison. Old Manuscript Number 3891. New England tribes Old Manuscript Number 3513.
Niagara, origin of name; "Old Smoke"-- see Sayenqueraghta Old Manuscript Number 3949. Onondaga tribe, text of memorial inscription to, and correspondence Old Manuscript 4391 and 4271- box 1 (part.) Ontwaganha or Toaganha, origin and meaning of name Old Manuscript Number 3864. Owego, meaning of town's name; Pekwanoket tribe (Cape Cod); Pemaquid, Abnaki word and its origin Old Manuscript Number 89. Piasa bird- pictograph formerly near present Alton, Illinois. Article is similar to that by Cyrus Thomas, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 30. Old Manuscript Number 3981. Potawatomi, notes on the name Old Manuscript Number 4034. Potawatomi Green Corn Dance; Roanoke, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3998. Sacagawea, spelling of; St Ignace, 3 settlements (Michigan); St Marie Island or Ekaentoton Island; Sauk, Bulletin 30 article and galley proof, notes Old Manuscript Number 3764. Sayenqueraghta or "Old Smoke" (correspondence with Alanson Skinner) Old Manuscript Number 3949. Scalping Old Manuscript Number 4025. Shenango and Logstown Old Manuscript Number 3773. Sioux, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3624. Society of American Indians, resolutions by thanking General Hugh L. Scott, Fr. Anselm Webber and others Old Manuscript Number 3868. Susquehanna, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3707. Tacoma, origin of name Old Manuscript Number 3470.
Thunderbird, notes on Old Manuscript Number 3552. Tinaatoa-- see Grand River; Toronto, origin of name; Tuscarora villages Old Manuscript Number 3998. Wampum Old Manuscript Number 3998. War club with inscription; West Virginia panhandle tribes Old Manuscript Number 3945. Williams, Eleazer Old Manuscript Number 3998. Women, status of Old Manuscript Number 3566. Wyandots (Huron) List of tribes of which Wyandots of today are constituted. Old Manuscript Number 3774.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3941
Topic:
American Indian  Search this
Inheritance -- Adoption  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Religion -- animism  Search this
Names, tribal -- Blood  Search this
Names, tribal -- Chippewa  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Government and politics -- chiefs  Search this
Land tenure and claims -- Delaware  Search this
Names, tribal -- Erie  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Death and mortuary customs -- abandoning elderly and sick  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Marriage and family  Search this
Names, place -- Grand River  Search this
Jews  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Land tenure and claims  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Masks -- False Face  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Food preparation -- Corn  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Time -- concepts  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Social structure  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Names, place  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Towns, villages and other settlements  Search this
Names, place -- Kentucky  Search this
Names, tribal -- Leni Lenape  Search this
Muskogean Indians  Search this
Social structure  Search this
Names, place -- Niagara  Search this
Names, place -- Owego  Search this
Abenaki Indians  Search this
Names, tribal -- Pemaquid  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Pictographs -- Piasa bird  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Dance -- Green Corn  Search this
Names, tribal -- Potawatomi  Search this
Names, place -- Roanoke  Search this
Towns, villages and other settlements -- St Ignace  Search this
Religion -- Mexico  Search this
Sacrifices -- Mexico  Search this
American Indian  Search this
War -- Scalping  Search this
Indian interest groups -- Society of American Indians  Search this
Names, tribal -- Susquehanna  Search this
Names, tribal -- Tacoma  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Folklore -- Thunderbird  Search this
Names, place -- Toronto  Search this
Tuscarora Indians  Search this
Towns, villages and other settlements  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Trade, gifts and other exchanges -- Wampum  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Weapons -- war club  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Marriage and family -- women, status of  Search this
Names, place -- Hoboken  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Algonquin  Search this
Honniasant  Search this
Lenape  Search this
Sauk & Fox  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Susquehannock  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Sauk & Fox  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Calendars
Citation:
Manuscript 3941, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3941
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3941

MS 2766 Fox story by Alfred Kiyana on the one who made a sacred pack

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918  Search this
Extent:
61 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
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Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
circa 1915
Scope and Contents:
The story of the one who made a sacred pack, handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary by Alfred Kiyana. Received by Truman Michelson on November 26, 1915.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2766
Local Note:
Title changed from "Text on Sacred Pack" 4/25/2014.
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Medicine bundles  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2766, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2766
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2766
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MS 2767 Two partial translations of Bill Leaf's Wisahkeha story collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Leaf, Bill  Search this
Extent:
3 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Two partial English translations of Bill Leaf's Meskwaki (Fox) story of Wisahkeha (Wisakea). One is a free translation by Leo Walker, based on a reading of the syllabary by Austin Grant (Sauk). The translator of the second text is unidentified. The original Meskwaki text by Leaf is not present.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2767
Local Note:
Title changed from "Legend" 4/28/2014.
Topic:
Tricksters  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2767, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2767
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2767

MS 2768 Fox story of men on the warpath and portion of another story collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
8 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Two handwritten Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic texts by an unidentified author, collected by Truman Michelson in Tama, Iowa. The first text is a story of men on the warpath. The second text is the beginning of another story, which is continued in MS 2769.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2768
Local Note:
Title changed from "Story of those who went to war, and portion of another story" 4/28/2014.
Related Materials:
See MS 2769 for continuation of the second story.
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
War  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2768, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2768
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2768
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MS 2769 Partial Fox texts and translations by Truman Michelson, Bill Leaf, and an unidentified writer

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Leaf, Bill  Search this
Extent:
30 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Fragments of handwritten Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic texts and English translations. One page of Meskwaki text was authored by Bill Leaf. Five other Meskwaki texts are by an unidentified author. The text beginning "di sa wa tti" is a continuation of a story in MS 2768. The translations are by Truman Michelson and are of Meskwaki texts not present in MS 2769. One translation is of pages 5 (partial) and 6-7 of an unidentified text. The other is a partial translation of "The man who was blessed by a buffalo and half snake."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2769
Local Note:
A portion of a page by Alfred Kiyana on Snapping Turtle was removed from MS 2769 and reunited with the rest of the story in MS 2687 on 3/24/1998.
Title changed from "Fox texts-broken lots" 4/28/2014.
Related Materials:
See MS 2768 for the first page of one of the stories.
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2769, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2769
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2769
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MS 2728 Fox legend: An Indian woman who fasted and was blessed by Wisakea a long time ago

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Names:
Wisakea (Fox)  Search this
Extent:
13 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Text only.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2728
Local Note:
See 40th AR.
Topic:
Folklore -- Fox  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2728, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2728
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2728

MS 3342 Four Southern Cheyenne stories collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
67 Pages
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
1932 Summer
Scope and Contents:
Notebook containing four Southern Cheyenne stories handwritten in English by an unidentified writer. The writing appears to be the same as the unidentified writing in Manuscript 2134, 3220, and 3335. The titles of the stories are: "Bloody Teeth," "Skeleton," "The Powerful Boy," and "The Fox and the Ghost."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3342
Local Note:
Title changed from "'Southern Cheyenne Legends,' written by a Cheyenne informant Summer, 1932" 5/28/2014.
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 3342, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3342
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3342
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MS 3353 Texts and anthropometric measurements of Arapaho and others collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Names:
Lincoln, Harry  Search this
Extent:
17 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Field notes
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Place:
Fort Washakie (Wyo.)
Date:
1927
Scope and Contents:
Texts and anthropometric measurements collected by Truman Michelson during his research among the Arapaho at Fort Washakie, Wyoming. The texts consists of two stories handwritten by Michelson. The first story is in Arapaho with an interlineal English translation. The second story is in English and titled "N. runs a race with elk." The anthropometric measurements are primarily of Arapaho people, but includes measurements of people of other Native and European backgrounds. Included are the measurements of Harry Lincoln, who frequently assisted Truman Michelson with his Meskwaki research. It is unclear if all the measurements were collected in Wyoming as Lincoln resided in Iowa.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3353
Local Note:
Title changed from "Physical anthropology" 5/28/2014.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- anthropometry  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
Arapaho language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Arrapahoe  Search this
Genre/Form:
Field notes
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 3353, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3353
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3353
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MS 2688 Fox story of when Wisahkeha killed the cannibal giant by Alfred Kiyana

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918  Search this
Extent:
51 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Legend of when Wisahkeha killed the cannibal giant handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic text by Alfred Kiyana. Text collected by Truman Michelson in Tama, Iowa.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2688
Local Note:
Title changed from "Legend; When the giants were killed by Wisakea" 4/14/2014.
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2688, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2688
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2688
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MS 2687 Fox story by Alfred Kiyana of Snapping Turtle

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918  Search this
Extent:
8 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Story of Snapping Turtle in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabic text by Alfred Kiyana, collected by Truman Michelson in Tama, Iowa.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2687
Local Note:
Title changed from "Snapping Turtle Legend" 4/7/2014.
Parts of pages 7 and 8 were previously in MS 2769 and MS 2835 and reunited with the rest of the manuscript in 1998 and 1999.
Other Archival Materials:
See MS 1376 for English translation of story by Bill Leaf.
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2687, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2687
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2687
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MS 2684-a Truman Michelson notes on Cheyenne and Sutaio

Creator:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Wolf Chief, circa 1851  Search this
Bull Thigh, circa 1829-  Search this
Wrapped Hair, circa 1836-  Search this
Whiteman, Milton  Search this
Extent:
50 Pages
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Field notes
Vocabulary
Place:
Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation (Mont.)
Date:
1913 August 11-15
Scope and Contents:
Cheyenne and Sutaio notes collected by Truman Michelson from Wolf Chief, Bull Thigh, and Wrapped Hair, with Milton Whiteman as interpreter. Subjects include: Sutaio-Cheyenne history, Cheyenne relationship terms, joking relationship, English-Cheyenne-Sutaio vocabulary, Cheyenne soldier societies (Red Hoof society, Dog Soldiers, Elk society, Fox soldiers), Sutaio tales (Everybody starving, Prairie chicken), Sutaio customs, Cheyenne customs, and berdaches. According to the BAE catalog card, these notes were collected in Clinton, Oklahoma, which is most likely incorrect. His 1913-1914 correspondence in the Records of the BAE and the 35th BAE Annual Report indicate that he conducted fieldwork on the Sutaio during this period at Tongue River Reservation in Montana.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2684-a
Local Note:
Title changed from "Notes on Cheyenne and Sutaio. August 11-15, 1913" 4/7/2014.
Topic:
Kinship  Search this
Joking relationships  Search this
Social structure  Search this
Two-spirit people  Search this
Cheyenne language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Cheyenne Indians -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Field notes
Vocabulary
Citation:
Manuscript 2684-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2684A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2684a
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MS 2640 Fox text and translation that accompanied a wooden figure collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
33 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten text by an unidentified writer in Meskwaki(Fox) syllabary with an English translation. Titled "The man who was blessed by a manitou by giving him a manitou wooden figure," the text and translation originally accompanied a wooden doll purchased from Mrs. Paquene (according to Ives Goddard, Mrs. Buck Green). These were collected by Truman Michelson in Tama, Iowa.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2640
Local Note:
Title updated from "Ethnology" 3/27/2014.
Other Archival Materials:
The wooden figurine is at the National Museum of American Indian.
Topic:
Medicine  Search this
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2640, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2640
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2640
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MS 3215-a Southern Cheyenne text and vocabulary collected from Mack Haag

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Haag, Mack  Search this
Extent:
9 Pages
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Vocabulary
Field notes
Date:
1931
Scope and Contents:
Southern Cheyenne text and vocabulary collected from Mack Haag by Truman Michelson in Oklahoma in the summer of 1931. The text is a Cheyenne story of the fox and the coyote handwritten in English by Haag. The vocabulary notes are in Michelson's hand and appears to be unrelated to the text but associated with MS 3215-b. The notes consist of Cheyenne words and phrases, some of which include English translations.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3215-a
Local Note:
Title changed from "Southern Cheyenne text with interlinear translation Summer, 1931" 4/2/2014.
Other Archival Materials:
See also 3215-b for vocabulary notes from Mack Haag.
Topic:
Cheyenne language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Vocabulary
Field notes
Citation:
Manuscript 3215-a, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3215A
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3215a
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MS 3022 Fox and Sauk native texts and English translations of myths, traditions, parables, stories of fasting, visions, and dreams, Wisaka stories, and prayers

Collector:
Jones, William, 1871-1909  Search this
Extent:
3 Notebooks
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Sauk Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notebooks
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
These notebooks contain 36 of the 59 published stories. Volume I: pages in notebook 4-13, 14-18, A thunderer comes to the Home of a Man and Wife, pages in published text page 175. 19-26, A youth that was Fasting was killed by the Sioux, page 187. 27-29, One that had fasted overlong became a Fish, page 183. 30-33, One that fasted overlong, page 185. 34-47, An Old Woman falls in love with her Son-in-Law, and for that reason drowns her Daughter, page 101. 48-49, The Little-Creatures-of-Caprice ensnare the Sun, page 79. 50-53, The People-of-a-Far-off-Country, page 75. 54-56, The Woman and the Dog, page 39. 57-59, The Reason why a Young Married Woman ceased from..., page 139. 60-62, Two Maidens who played the Harlot with Each Other, page 151. 63-67, An Ojibwa Maiden offered a Prayer to the Bull-Frogs, asking that an Ugly-Looking Man should die, page 67. 68-73, A Raccoon plays Dead in order that he may thus obtain Crawfishes to eat, page 131. 74-88, The Raccoon and the Wolf, page 121. 89-100, The Grizzly and the Skunk, page 113.
Volume 2 contents: Pages in notebook 2-10, Wisaka rolls Himself Downhill in order that he may catch the Turkeys. (Sauk tale), published page numbers 289. 11-16, The Red-Earths went to where Wisaka was (Sauk and Fox), page 333. 17-24, Wisaka is vanquished in a Contest with a Trader (Sauk), page 297. 24-31, Wisaka goes to visit the Skunk (Sauk), page 239. 32-39, Wisaka visits the Beaver (Sauk), page 229. 40-45, Wisaka goes to visit the Duck (Sauk), page 257. 46-52, Wisaka goes to visit the Kingfisher, page 263. 53-85, The Story of Wisaka (Sauk), page 337. 86-106, Note by Jones: "Ceremonial story belonging to the preceding." 107-114, Painter's Dream (Fox), page 207. 114-115, The Words spoken to the Dead (Sauk), page 383. 116, When Boys burn Tobacco as an Offering to the Thunderers, page 381. 117, When a Boy burns an Offering of Tobacco to a Snake, page 381.
Volume 3 Contents: Pages in notebook 2-24, The Turtle brings Ruin upon Himself, published page number 315. 24-42, The Turtle is loaned Medicine by Wis'ka to win a Foot-Race, page 301. 43-48, The Woodpecker feeds Wisaka, page 269. 49-61, Wisaka catches Ducks by the Neck and strangles Them, page 279. 62-68, When Wisaka ate the Artichoke, page 273. 69-84, Wisaka goes to visit his Younger Brother the Skunk, page 245. 85-92, Wisaka goes to visit his Younger Brother the Beaver, page 235. 93-98, Wisaka goes to visit his Little Brother the Duck, page 261. 99-100, An Opossum becomes disliked because of his Pretty Tail, page 111.
Biographical / Historical:
In the introduction Jones states: "This particular body of material is the peculiar property of the Foxes of Iowa, and with some exceptions it is told in their own dialect; the exceptions are in the dialect of the Sauks. It forms part of a mass of information obtained during the summers of 1901 and 1902."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3022
Other Title:
A thunderer comes to the Home of a Man and Wife
A Youth that was Fasting was killed by the Sioux
One that had fasted overlong became a Fish
One that fasted overlong
An Old Woman falls in Love with her Son-in-Law, and for that reason drowns her Daughter
The Little-Creatures-of-Caprice ensnare the Sun
The People-of-a-Far-off-Country
The Woman and the Dog
The Reason why a Young Marred Woman ceased from...
Two Maidens who played the Harlot with Each Other
An Ojibwa Maiden offered a Prayer to the Bull-Frogs, asking that an Ugly-Looking Man should die
Raccoon plays Dead in order that he may thus obtain Crawfishes to eat
The Raccoon and the Wolf
The Grizzly and the Skunk
Wisaka rolls Himself Downhill in order that he may catch the Turkeys
The Red-Earths went to where Wisaka was
Wisaka is vanquished in a Contest with a Trader
Wisaka goes to visit the Skunk
Wisaka visits the Beaver
Wisaka goes to visit the Duck
The Story of Wisaka
Wisaka goes to visit the Kingfisher
Painter's Dream
The Words spoken to the Dead
When Boys burn Tobacco as an Offering to the Thunderers
When a Boy burns an Offering of Tobacco to a Snake
The Turtle brings Ruin upon Himself
The Turtle is loaned Medicine by Wis'ka to win a Foot-Race
The Woodpecker feeds Wisaka
Wisaka catches Ducks by the Neck and strangles Them
When Wisaka ate the Artichoke
Wisaka goes to visit his Younger Brother the Skunk
Wisaka goes to visit his Younger Brother the Beaver
Wisaka goes to visit his Little Brother the Duck
An Opossum becomes disliked because of his Pretty Tail
Topic:
Folklore -- Fox  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sauk & Fox  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Sauk & Fox  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3022, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3022
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3022
Online Media:

MS 3064 Fox text by Bill Leaf of "Tiny Man"

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Leaf, Bill  Search this
Translator:
Poweshiek, Ida  Search this
Extent:
62 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
English translation by Ida Powshiek.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3064
Topic:
Folklore -- Fox  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3064, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3064
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3064

MS 3065 Fox text by Alfred Kiyana of "The man who was a turkey owner"'

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918  Search this
Translator:
Poweshiek, Ida  Search this
Extent:
46 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
English translation by Ida Powshiek.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3065
Topic:
Folklore -- Fox  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3065, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3065
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms3065

MS 2311 Fox text by Alfred Kiyana "Wisakea traps the Sun"

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Names:
Wisakea (Fox)  Search this
Extent:
13 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2311
Local Note:
First Fox text obtained by Dr Michelson.
Topic:
Folklore -- Fox  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2311, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2311
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2311

MS 2984 Fox Legends

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Informant:
Kiyana, Alfred, 1877-1918  Search this
Extent:
102 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contents: The man who fasted too long; (5 pages text, 5 pages translation); Wi-te-ko-ka-A (19 pages text, 19 pages translation); A young man who fasted (16 pages text, 16 pages translation); The woman who froze to death (5 pages text, 5 pages translation); A Muskwakie who fasted (6 pages text, 6 pages translation). English paraphrase by Ida Powshiek.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2984
Other Title:
The man who fasted too long
Wi-te-ko-ka-A
A young man who fasted
The woman who froze to death
A Muskwakie who fasted
Topic:
Folklore -- Fox  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2984, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2984
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2984

MS 2985 Fox story of Red Leggins collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
Tesson, Joe, Jr.  Search this
Translator:
Poweshiek, Ida  Search this
Extent:
86 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Story of Red Leggins handwritten in Meskwaki (Fox) syllabary with an English paraphrase by Ida Poweshiek. These texts were collected by Truman Michelson in Tama, Iowa.The author of the story was originally identified as Bill Leaf, but the Meskwaki text is not in his hand. The writer may be Joe Tesson, Jr.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2985
Local Note:
Title changed from "Red Leggins Legend" 4/30/2014.
Topic:
Fox language  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Genre/Form:
Folklore
Narratives
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2985, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2985
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2985
Online Media:

MS 2959 Legend of Mother of all the Earth

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Extent:
1,200 Pages
Culture:
Fox Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2959-a-b
Local Note:
Typed copy in Number 2959-b. See references Bulletins 85, 95 and 40th AR. Summary in Number 1378.
Topic:
Folklore -- Fox  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2959-a-b, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2959
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2959

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